's Chart of the Day - McDonald's
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 MCD - McDonald's Corp

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to McDonald's (MCD). I found the stock by using Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list then sorting it by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month. As always I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts for consistent price appreciation. Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 9/25 the stock gained 10.58%.

McDonald's Corporation is the world's leading global food service retailer. The Company operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants, which serve a locally-relevant menu of quality food and beverages sold at various price. McDonald's global system is comprised of both Company-owned and franchised restaurants. McDonald's franchised restaurants are owned and operated under one of the following structures -conventional franchise, developmental license or affiliate. The optimal ownership structure for an individual restaurant, trading area or market (country) is based on a variety of factors, including the availability of individuals with the entrepreneurial experience and financial resources, as well as the local legal and regulatory environment in critical areas such as property ownership and franchising. The business relationship between McDonald's and its independent franchisees is of fundamental importance to overall performance and to the McDonald's brand.


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Barchart technical indicators:

  • 96% technical buy signals
  • 15.78+ Weighted Alpha
  • 9.94% gain in the last year
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 16 new highs and up 12.32% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 67.87%
  • Technical support level at 183.25
  • Recently traded at 184.01 with a 50 day moving average of 169.37

Fundamental factors:

  • Market Cap $142 billion
  • P/E 24.50
  • Dividend yield 2.19%
  • Revenue expected to decline 7.80% this year and another 1.10% next year
  • Earnings estimated to increase 16.40% this year, an additional 6.20% next year and continue to compound at an annual rate of 9.30% for he next 5 years
  • Wall Street analysts issued 8 strong buy, 15 buy and 10 hold recommendations on the stock
  • The individual investors following the stock on Motley Fool voted 5664 to 372 that the stock will beat the market